History is the narrative of the recorded past. It provides knowledge about the human condition and enriches cultural literacy. Understanding people, places and events through time informs a sense of continuity and change. It also cultivates the skills of research, writing, reading, speaking, analysis, critical thinking and problem solving. More fundamentally, history tackles the essentials: Who are we? How did we get here? Why are things the way they are?
In pursuing such questions, history majors acquire an education that promotes citizenship and personal enrichment while preparing them for a wide range of professional career goals. The history program helps to prepare majors for graduate or law school as well as public service and private sector careers. Internship opportunities are available.
- Appointive or elective political office
- Congressional staffs
- Historical societies and museums
- Business opportunities requiring liberal arts background
- Public relations
- Social work
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Disclaimer: Degree requirements may vary by campus.